Community shopping service
Shopping for our daily needs is an essential part of life. As you get older, or if you've got problems with mobility, you may find going to the shops more difficult.
Relying on others to do your shopping for you can be frustrating because they might not always get exactly what you want. But there are services in your area to help you get to the shops, even if you are struggling to walk as well as you used to.
Your local community shopping service will collect you from your home in a minibus, will take you and others to a local supermarket, and provides an escort to ensure that you can get about once you arrive there.
Contact your local community shopping service for more information:-
- Westway CT provides the service for
tel. 020 8960 9020, Mon-Fri 13.00-16.00, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Hammersmith and Fulham is provided by Age UK. tel. 020 7386 2651
If you are confident with using your computer, tablet or smartphone to go online, there are a wide range of companies where you can do your online shopping and have the goods delivered to your door. These deliveries can range from everyday supermarket shopping to furniture or larger items.
All of the big supermarkets have a home shopping delivery service for groceries and other goods which you can access on-line:-
- Waitrose *
- Marks and Spencer
- Sainsburys *
(Sainsburys also have their Assisted Shopping service)
- Tesco *
- Asda *
- Morrisons *
* These supermarkets have a delivery subscription offer, where for a set subscription fee per month, as long as you order above their minimum order value the delivery would not be an extra charge (Please check the details of the offer from the individual supermarkets offers as they may have restrictions)
In our Travel and Transport section you can find more information on how you might get about and get to the shop if you are experiencing problems with mobility.
Transport for all are a campaigning group for disabled and older transport users.
And if you find that it's not currently realistic for you to go to the shops yourself you may find our following pages useful: